Features and Benefits:
Cisco 350 Series switches provide the advanced feature set that growing
businesses require and that high-bandwidth applications and
technologies demand. These switches can improve the availability of
your critical applications, protect your business information, and
optimize your network bandwidth to more effectively deliver information
and support applications. The switches provide the following benefits.
Easy Deployment and Use
Cisco 350 Series switches are designed to be easy to use and manage by
commercial customers or the partners that serve them. They feature:
Simple-to-use graphical interfaces reduce the time required to deploy,
troubleshoot, and manage the network and allow you to support
sophisticated capabilities without increasing IT head count.
The switches also support Textview, a full command-line interface (CLI)
option for partners that prefer it.
Using Auto Smartports intelligence, the switch can detect a network
device connected to any port and automatically configure the optimal
security, quality of service (QoS), and availability on that port.
Cisco Discovery Protocol discovers Cisco devices and allows devices to
share critical configuration information, simplifying network setup and
Support for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) allows you to set
up and manage your switches and other Cisco devices remotely from a
network management station, improving IT workflow and mass
The Cisco FindIT utility, which works through a simple toolbar on the
userÃ¢s web browser, discovers Cisco devices in the network and displays
basic information, such as serial numbers and IP addresses, to aid in
configuration and deployment.
High Reliability and Resiliency
In a growing business where availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
is critical, you need to assure that employees can always access the
data and resources they need. The Cisco 350 Series supports dual
images, allowing you to perform software upgrades without having to
take the network offline or worry about the network going down during
Cisco 350 Series switches provide the advanced security features you
need to protect your business data and keep unauthorized users off the
Embedded Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protects management data
traveling to and from the switch.
Extensive access control lists (ACLs) restrict sensitive portions of
the network to keep out unauthorized users and guard against network
Guest VLANs let you provide Internet connectivity to nonemployee users
while isolating critical business services from guest traffic.
Support for advanced network security applications such as IEEE 802.1X
port security tightly limits access to specific segments of your
network. Web-based authentication provides a consistent interface to
authenticate all types of host devices and operating systems, without
the complexity of deploying IEEE 802.1X clients on each endpoint.
Advanced defense mechanisms, including dynamic Address Resolution
Protocol (ARP) inspection, IP Source Guard, and Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping, detect and block deliberate
network attacks. Combinations of these protocols are also referred to
as IP-MAC port binding (IPMB).
IPv6 First Hop Security extends the advanced threat protection to IPv6.
This comprehensive security suite includes ND inspection, RA guard,
DHCPv6 guard, and neighbor binding integrity check, providing
unparalleled protection against a vast range of address spoofing and
man-in-the-middle attacks on IPv6 networks.
Time-based ACLs and port operation restrict access to the network
during predesignated times such as business hours.
Uniform MAC address-based security can be applied automatically to
mobile users as they roam between wireless access points.
Secure Core Technology (SCT) helps ensure that the switch is able to
process management traffic in the face of a denial-of-service (DoS)
Private VLAN Edge (PVE) provides Layer 2 isolation between devices on
the same VLAN.
Storm control can be applied to broadcast, multicast, and unknown
Protection of management sessions occurs using RADIUS, TACACS+, and
local database authentication as well as secure management sessions
over SSL, SSH, and SNMPv3.
DoS attack prevention maximizes network uptime in the presence of an
Power over Ethernet
Cisco 350 Series Switches are available with up to 48 PoE ports of Fast
Ethernet or up to 24 ports of Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. This
capability simplifies advanced technology deployments such as IP
telephony, wireless, and IP surveillance by allowing you to connect and
power network endpoints over a single Ethernet cable. With no need to
install separate power supplies for IP phones or wireless access
points, you can take advantage of advanced communications technologies
more quickly and at a lower cost. Models support 802.3af PoE, 802.3at
PoE+, and 802.3xx 60W PoE.
Networkwide Automatic Voice Deployment
Using a combination of Cisco Discovery Protocol, LLDP-MED, Auto
Smartports, and Voice Services Discovery Protocol (or VSDP, a unique
Cisco protocol), customers can deploy an end-to-end voice network
dynamically. The switches in the network automatically converge around
a single voice VLAN and QoS parameters and then propagate them out to
the phones on the ports, where they are discovered. For example,
automated voice VLAN capabilities let you plug any IP phone (including
third-party phones) into your IP telephony network and receive an
immediate dial tone. The switch automatically configures the device
with the right VLAN and QoS parameters to prioritize voice traffic.
As the IP address scheme evolves to accommodate a growing number of
network devices, the Cisco 350 Series can support the transition to the
next generation of networking and operating systems such as Windows 8,
Vista, and Linux. These switches continue to support
previous-generation IPv4, allowing you to evolve to the new IPv6
standard at your own pace and helping ensure that your current network
will continue to support your business applications in the future.
Cisco 350 Series switches have successfully completed rigorous IPv6
testing and have received the USGv6 and IPv6 Gold certification.
Advanced Layer 3 Traffic Management
The Cisco 350 Series enables a more advanced set of traffic management
capabilities to help growing businesses organize their networks more
effectively and efficiently. For example, the switches provide static
LAN Layer 3 routing, allowing you to segment your network into
workgroups and communicate across VLANs without degrading application
With these capabilities, you can boost the efficiency of your network
by offloading internal traffic-handling tasks from your router and
allowing it to manage primarily external traffic and security.
Additionally, Cisco 350 models provide static Layer 3 routing features.
With these capabilities, you can minimize the need to manually
configure routing devices and simplify the ongoing operation of the
The Cisco 350 Series integrates a variety of power-saving features
across all models, providing the industryÃ¢s most extensive
energy-efficient switching portfolio. These switches are designed to
conserve energy by optimizing power use, which helps protects the
environment and reduce your energy costs. They provide an eco-friendly
network solution without compromising performance. Cisco 350 Series
Support for the Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) standard,
which reduces energy consumption by monitoring the amount of traffic on
an active link and putting the link into a sleep state during quiet
The latest application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), which use
low-power 65/40-nanometer technology and low-power, high-performance
Automatic power shutoff on ports when a link is down
LEDs that can be turned off to save power
Embedded intelligence to adjust signal strength based on the length of
the connecting cable
The Cisco 350 Series provides more ports per Gigabit Ethernet switch
than traditional switch models, giving you more flexibility to connect
and empower your business. Gigabit Ethernet models offer up to 28 ports
to give you more value, versus the 24-port variety with four shared
ports thatÃ¢s common in the market. The Cisco 350 Series also offers
mini gigabit interface converter (mini-GBIC) expansion slots that give
you the option to add fiber-optic or Gigabit Ethernet uplink
connectivity to the switch. With the ability to increase the
connectivity range of the switches, you have more flexibility to design
your network around your unique business environment and to easily
connect switches on different floors or across the business.
Peace of Mind and Investment Protection
Cisco 350 Series switches offer the reliable performance and peace of
mind you expect from a Cisco switch. When you invest in the Cisco 350
Series, you gain the benefits of:
Limited lifetime warranty with next-business-day (NBD) advance
replacement (where available; otherwise same day ship).
A solution that has been rigorously tested to help ensure optimal
network uptime to keep employees connected to primary resources and
A solution designed and tested to easily and fully integrate with other
Cisco voice, unified communications, security, and networking products
as part of a comprehensive technology platform for your business.
Complimentary software updates for bug fixes for the warranty term.
Telephone technical support at no charge for the first 12 months
following the date of purchase.
Product warranty terms and other information applicable to Cisco
Cisco Small Business products are supported by professionals in Cisco
Small Business Support Center locations worldwide who are specifically
trained to understand your needs. The Cisco Small Business Support
Community, an online forum, enables you to collaborate with your peers
and reach Cisco technical experts for support information.
Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty
Cisco 350 Series switches offer a limited lifetime hardware warranty
with NBD advance replacement (where available; otherwise same day ship)
and a limited lifetime warranty for fans and power supplies.
In addition, Cisco offers software application updates for bug fixes
for the warranty term and telephone technical support at no charge for
the first 12 months following the date of purchase.
World-Class Service and Support
Your time is valuable, especially when you have a problem affecting
your business. Cisco 350 Series switches are backed by Cisco SMARTnet
Total Care which provides affordable peace-of-mind coverage. Delivered
by Cisco and backed by your trusted partner, this comprehensive service
includes software updates and access to the Cisco Support Center, and
it extends technical service to three years.
Cisco SMB products are supported by professionals in the Cisco Support
Center, a dedicated resource for small business customers and networks,
with locations worldwide that are specifically trained to understand
your needs. You also have access to extensive technical and product
information through the Cisco Support Community, an online forum that
enables you to collaborate with your peers and reach Cisco technical
experts for support information.